Origin And Criticism: Valentine’s Day
Posted on January 30, 2014 | watches
There are many controversies about the existence of this day. Different legends have different stories. But according to one legend the day is related to the Old Italian society. In the times of Emperor Claudius, he needed soldiers to fight in the battle. He was of a unique opinion that married men are not good soldiers because their priorities are always their families. This is true to an extent. Keeping the same opinion he removed the concept of marriages from the society. But bishop valentine was strongly against the abolishment of marriages.
He started inviting lovers to his place and carry out the marriages. When emperor came to know about this he got mad and ordered to arrest valentine. When valentine was in jail, starting loving jailer’s blind daughter And before the time he was put to death he sent a note to the blind girl written ‘from your valentine’ till that day the day is celebrated as Valentine’s Day and lovers are called valentines.
Before the 19th century the day was only limited to couples, when day exchange gifts, poems expressed their love to each other, but as the time passed people realized that the day is not only for romance but the day of expressing love and affection to all the people who are special in your life and till then people wish valentine’s day to their friends, parents, siblings, teachers and all the people who represent love to you.
Talking about current scenario, Valentine’s Day is particularly popular among youth. Couples start planning for the day in advance like buying gifts for their valentines, arranging big surprises, while singles start looking for their dates. It is very common on this day to watch couples holding hands and sitting in parks. Many clubs and hotels arrange sizzling parties on this day.
This day of love is criticized so much in countries like India. They have a belief that this day of foreign culture have made their youngsters lame. People see huge protests by many political parties on this day. Some couples are arrested due celebrating Valentine’s Day. The other reason for criticism is that you don’t need that one day to express your love to our loved one. It should be done every single day. Your partner deserves to feel special every day in the year. Despite of this criticism, the day is getting huge popularity with every passing year and people take it as an opportunity to express their love to their someone specials.